Remembering James Gandolfini on what would be his 60th birthday today! ❤️
"I saw him two weeks before he died," Hamm continues, retelling the night he and then girlfriend Jennifer Westfeldt stood on 46th street in New York after seeing a play. "This huge SUV pulls up while we’re trying to get a cab. And I hear, 'Hey, (expletive)!' I look up and it's Jimmy. I was like, 'Oh my god.'" Gandolfini told the couple to use his car and driver to get home while he had dinner nearby. "Take the car!" Gandolfini insisted, as Hamm protested. "It’s just going to be sitting here. Do you want the car? Take the car!"
"How nice is that?" says Hamm, shaking his head a bit sadly.
📸: Jeff Kravitz
“The Color Blue” (S3:E10)
This is an absolutely excellent episode of Mad Men. It’s tense, has amazing storytelling, there are so many layers to it and the acting is terrific. Mad Men doesn’t usually have moments at the end of the episode that leave you dying to know what happens next. The way this episode is paced and the way the events unfold leave the viewer dying to see the next episode and what happens next.
Betty Draper finds out that her mysterious husband was married and divorced from another woman, is hiding thousands of dollars from her, and realizes she doesn’t know a damn thing about her husband. However, she cannot confront him about it and has to sit by his side all night while he gets complimented for his character. These events unfolding are truly spectacular and January’s acting is at her peak in this episode where she doesn’t have to say a word for you to know exactly what’s on her mind.
Suzanne and Don’s relationship is at its peak in this episode. I know she is introduced at the beginning of the season but in reality, their relationship post-flirting takes up very little air time. Their relationship is complicated, Don has realized that Suzanne really wants him in her life and Don realizes this is more than just a late-night screw for her.
I honestly wasn’t too high on the last two episodes and didn’t know what to expect from this one and it really surprised me in just how excellent it really was. The good news is that every single episode through the rest of the season is excellent as well! Truly a remarkable run of television.
This is a breakout episode for Lane and since there is so much dialog with his wife who is unhappy with manhattan, lanes job, and his ambition I cannot help but think about her line to don when lane commits suicide “You had no right to fill a man like that with ambition. and it is so clear in this episode what she is talking about.
I had literally no clue that it is known to the viewers that SC is being sold this early in the season and I also was surprised by how deliberately it is stated that Paul jerks off to his Marilyn artwork before talking to Achilles.
10 days ago
A piece of history left the shop yesterday! Incredible dining set by Pulaski for their Contours 70s line. My customer picked the absolute best hot orange fabric for the set and just sigh….. it’s so beautiful. This set was complete with the original leaf and table pad covers! And if you have a keen eye you may recognize that carving and know that there is a matching side board that goes along with this set… and that is STILL AVAILABLE!😱 that’s right, dining set sold, but I’ll be posting the sideboard soon🥳 #pilaskicontours#notwitco#contours70s#pulaskifurniture#mcm#midcentury#madmen#vintagediningset